Nurse's Notes

Donna Garrett, RN
MNES School Nurse 


Nurse's Notes - March 2017

Please complete CareDox for your child.  You should have received an email from CareDox.  Go to the link and complete.  You will receive an email from CareDox that your child had a clinic visit.  We will no longer be using paper clinic passes.

 Flu Season is here!

Common symptoms of flu are high fever, body aches, headaches and cough. Contact your child’s doctor, anti-viral medications work best when started 24 to 48 hours after onset of symptoms.  Remember prevention is best. Encourage frequent handwashing, keeping hands away from the eyes, mouth, and nose, eat a healthy diet, get plenty of sleep, exercise regularly and get your child vaccinated against the flu.

When should I keep my child home….?

  • Fever more than 100, your child should stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without taking fever reducers.

  • Productive cough with fever.

  • Severe and persistent earache.

  • Sinus drainage that is green or yellow.

  • Red eyes with yellow drainage and matted eyelashes.

  • Vomiting and diarrhea, your child should stay home for 24 hours after symptoms are resolved.

Classroom Celebrations
Always check with the teacher to see if there are any food allergies in the class, before you bring food into the classroom. Remember that food allergies are serious and can be life threatening. Treats can be non-food items such as pencils, markers, stickers, etc.
Also consider any food or non-food item that could be a choking hazard.  Food items that are brought into the class should be healthy.  See the Healthy Food Snack list.

Medication:  All medication must be brought to school by the parent.  According to Bedford County Public Schools policy, no medication should be transported on the bus.  Prescription drugs require a consent form signed by the doctor.  Over-the-counter drugs must be in original packaging and require a consent form signed by the parent.

Communication:  If your child has had a recent illness or injury that you are concerned about please contact me by phone @ 540-297-4411 or by e-mail